Green tea has been shown to be a natural antioxidant that provides many healthy benefits, but did you know that green tea could actually help your body prevent rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disorder in which your body begins to attack its own joints, causing characteristic disfigured joints, pain, and stiffness. The disorder has no known cure, so the key is prevention of rheumatoid arthritis.
EGCG, a component found in green tea, has been linked to a decrease in the prevalence and severity of arthritis. Subjects who consumed green tea contracted rheumatoid arthritis at nearly half the rate of those who did not take the tea and those who did contract rheumatoid arthritis after consuming regular green tea had less severity than those who did not.
Make sure that your tea is from a reputable company and enjoy a glass today for your joints!
Information from: Journal of Pharmacol Exp Therapy, 2004